PASS OVER

by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, IL
costumes: Dede M Ayite, lighting: Marcus Doshi, sound: Ray Nardelli

cast: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan

 

"The dynamic staging makes exceptional use of the width of the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, sending genuinely disturbing attacks on the psyche across horizontal lines before packing a climactic punch in the vertical."– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"Wilson Chin has designed a distinctive, arrestingly simple set: a lamppost, a toppled water fountain and a jagged, filthy stretch of street that serves as a strong canvas for this abstract work."– Adelaide Lee, Theater Mania

"Wilson Chin's scenic design is stark and barren. The stage is a tank and they are fish trapped within it."– Emma Terhaar, Third Coast Review

"Wilson Chin's stark set is a slab surrounded by sand, eerily resembling a huge child's playground."– Lawrence Bommer, Stage and Cinema

"The design elements in Pass Over fully entrench us in Moses and Kitch's world. Wilson Chin's sparce set design makes complete dramaturgical sense. The space is mostly barren, and the stage is surrounded by sand, suggesting the desert that needs to be crossed en route to the Promised Land."– Rachel Weinberg, Broadway World